Using a base of Yellow Ochre, my palette consisted of Ultramarine, Burnt Umber, Cadmium Red Deep, and Titanium White. I wanted the colours to glow and almost have a saturated look about them, so set him against the dark Ultramarine background. I left the edges of the canvas in the Yellow Ochre, which gives the painting a contemporary feel. I worked quickly on this making instinctive brushmarks and colour decisions as I worked to completion. Although time spent on each painting is not a remit of this project, I am going to record it in the interests of how my painting style develops through to 'Z'. Will I spend more time in the detail? Or will my loose and fast approach cut the time down? THis one took me about 8 hours in total. So....on to 'C'!
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